Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you; He is [uncompromisingly] just and having salvation [triumphant and victorious], patient, meek, lowly, and riding on a donkey, upon a colt, the foal of a donkey. [Matt. 21:5; John 12:14, 15.]
Even though Israel had these exact words prophesied and written down for them, in order that they might recognize Jesus….in Matthew 21 and John 12 we see that some do, but the religious leaders don’t.
Ironically enough, the religious leaders prided themselves on knowing the scrolls and all the laws that the Lord had made. Yet they somehow overlooked their own writings with a clear “He will ride in on the foal of a donkey” and still rejected Him as God.
We have the truth right in front of us at times and yet we still ignore the facts. We can look at a description of the God of the universe, yet when He is standing right in front of us, we still have the power and audacity to reject Him.
What’s ironic is that HE wrote the book with the descriptions in it. HE created the people that wrote those books down and HE is the one who autographed His writings.
Sin has caused us not to recognize our own father. To some extent this is hard to believe, but to another…it’s not. When we spend time away from people, especially great lengths of time, it is much more difficult to remember who they are/were. The same is true of Christ. The further we are from Him, the less we recognize His voice and His truth. It becomes muffled in the noise all around us.
God knew this would happen and was gracious enough to write down a map with directions on how to find Him. Not only that, but when the directions weren’t [seemingly] enough, He sent His son to show us how to read them and model them, and THEN He sent His Holy Spirit to guide us along the way.
Yet even with all of the grace He has shown us…we STILL reject Him.
In order for the body to work together, we have to accept who Jesus is regardless of what we feel about the matter. Everything points to Him and everything is held together through Him. He is the reason we live, and He is the reason that we can walk through life with purpose. It is His story we are sharing. We don’t share the disciples’ story, Mary’s story, or any of the rest without pointing to Jesus. It is HIS story and the rest of us just get to be a part of it.
Let’s remember who He is and start recognizing His voice again.